National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) urged members of Congress to oppose the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017, H.R. 756. NARFE President Richard G. Thissen issued the following statement:
“There are simple solutions to the financial problems facing the U.S. Postal Service, such as eliminating the prefunding requirement outright, but this bill takes a more complicated route – forcing current postal retirees and survivors who are satisfied with their current health insurance coverage to pay an additional $134 per month, or more, through Medicare to keep it.
“The reason for doing so is unconvincing. It is simply so the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) can save money in a manner that avoids more politically difficult decisions … (click to read more)